The Brit lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm
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Thursday 07 February 2013
United will go on tour in the summer
Monday 19 November 2012
The BOA's lifetime ban was overturned in the Court or Arbitration for Sport in May
Monday 15 October 2012
Gutsy 20-year-old saves four match points to triumph at Japan Open and take place among the world's elite
Thursday 11 October 2012
Britain's Heather Watson and Laura Robson booked their places in the quarter-finals of the Japan Open with contrasting wins in Osaka today.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Ferguson applies the finishing touches to Japanese midfielder's attacking game
Tuesday 12 June 2012
If you think the UK in general and London in particular are expensive locations for foreign businessmen – think again.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Government accused of plotting to restart nuclear plants as it warns of power cuts
Friday 20 April 2012
British Olympic Association chiefs are increasingly resigned to defeat next week in their court battle to keep their lifetime ban for drugs cheats.
Thursday 05 April 2012
Chikage Awashima was a consummate performer of screen and stage in the post-war era, continuing up to the present. She had a strong, affectionate relationship with her public in Japan, particularly with regard her comedy performances, but she was remembered in the West for a few serious roles. The writer Donald Richie found "all of her characterisations, even the most superficially written, both believable and moving."
Friday 02 September 2011
Tuesday 05 July 2011
An earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.4 jolted Wakayama prefecture in western Japan today, the Meteorological Agency said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damages and no tsunami warning was issued.
Monday 04 July 2011
A man has admitted raping and strangling British teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker - but said he did not intend to kill her.
Monday 27 June 2011
Japanese club Gamba Osaka says it has loaned young striker Takashi Usami to German giants Bayern Munich.
Sunday 20 March 2011
On a weekday afternoon the bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka is normally full of dark-suited businessmen, the in-carriage sound a mix of tapping laptop keys and the outside air rushing by at 300km per hour. But last Friday, the men appeared to have been elbowed aside by a small army of harried housewives ferrying infants and children, their cries and horse-play turning the train into a speeding kindergarten.
Friday 18 March 2011
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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